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Escondido, CA

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Escondido is one of the oldest cities in San Diego County, in the great state of California. The city is about 30 miles north of San Diego and about 100 miles south of Los Angeles. Average temperatures in this sunny city range from highs of nearly ninety degrees in the summer to lows of around forty degrees in the winter. The mild weather is great for gardening; citrus and avocado trees thrive here. Good to know: Escondido also called the Best Place in the West to Retire by Money Magazine.

Getting Around in Escondido, CA

Unlike much of Southern California, Escondido is lucky to have multiple options for mass transit. The Escondido Transit Center serves as a hub for bus service, which is operates by North County Transit District. From there, travelers can hook into the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System or the Riverside Transit Agency.

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"Very Walkable"
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The average commuter time in Escondido is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.84%
  • 16.19%
  • 3.67%

Escondido's Outdoors

<p>Escondido is often called the Hidden Valley, in part because it's surrounded by so much natural beauty. Indeed, there are many ways to enjoy the beautiful outdoors in this town. Golfers will have no problem getting their game on because there are six beautiful, highly-rated courses in the area. Be sure to visit The Vineyard at Escondido, which is a popular public 18-hole course. If you prefer your outdoors to come with a little less structure, you can visit one of the parks. Dixon Lake and Lake Wohlford invite residents to come out and fish, boat, picnic, frolic, hike, and sleep under the stars. As if all that weren't enough, outdoorsy-types can also pay a visit to Daley Ranch. This 3,058-acre conservation area is an awesome place to hike, bike, or ride a horse.</p>

Stone Brewing Company

<p>Stone Brewing Co. was founded in San Marcus in 1996; however, after 10 years of rapid growth, the brewery decided to move to Quail Hills in Escondido in 2006. It's no wonder they needed more space: today, Stone is the largest brewery in Southern California. Their flagship beer, created upon founding, was the Stone Pale Ale; since then, they've branched out, but continued to create brews with a strong hop flavor.</p>